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NCS to Celebrate the Opening of the South County Teen and Senior Centers at the Original Mount Vernon High School

NCS
September 16, 2021

On September 22, 2021, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, along with Supervisor Dan Storck and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, will celebrate the opening of the South County Teen and Senior Centers during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Original Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria.

The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. with…

Make a Difference in Your Community: Fairfax County Seeks Volunteers for Selection Advisory Committee

Make
July 26, 2021

Fairfax County is seeking community volunteers to participate on a Selection Advisory Committee that will review and evaluate proposals and make recommendations on how to distribute funds to community partners that support Fairfax County residents. The funds are issued through the Consolidated Community Funding Pool, a competitive countywide grant program, and will go to…

Little River Glen Senior Center Earns SAGECare Credential for LGBT-Inclusive Services and Culturally Competent Care

Little
June 25, 2021

Neighborhood and Community Services is proud to announce that Little River Glen Senior Center in Fairfax has completed SAGECare’s LGBT cultural competency training program and has earned the SAGECare Platinum credential. SAGE, which stands for Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, assists senior care agencies in creating fully…

Watch the Juneteenth Resiliency Award Ceremony, Airing on Channel 16 June 19 at 7 p.m.

Watch
June 16, 2021

Fairfax County will announce the winners of the inaugural Juneteenth Resiliency Award in a ceremony airing on Channel 16 on Juneteenth (Saturday, June 19) at 7 p.m. In recognition of Juneteenth, this award recognizes and celebrates Black resiliency in youth and young adults ages 13-21 who have…

New TOPS Transportation Program Provides Debit Card, More Options for Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Income-Eligible Residents

New
June 1, 2021

Fairfax County is offering a new program called TOPS (Transportation Options, Programs & Services) that replaces the previous taxi voucher programs (Seniors On-The-Go!, TaxiAccess, and Dial-A-Ride). The streamlined program provides a transportation debit card in lieu of paper vouchers and offers more transportation options in addition to taxi services.

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Fairfax County Hosts Black Mental Health Discussion for Mental Health Awareness Month

Fairfax
May 17, 2021

Join us for “Tools 2 Thrive,” a virtual community discussion about mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health within the black community that is being held in coordination with Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking place on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom, this session will address what individuals can do throughout their daily lives to prioritize mental health, build…

School Age Child Care (SACC) Program Hosting Virtual Open Hire Event, May 25 and 26, 2021

School
May 12, 2021

Are you interested in working with school age children in a fun, energetic and educational setting? TheSchool Age Child Care Program(SACC) program is hosting a virtual open hire event on May 25 and 26, 2021 to fill Teacher 1 positions (Day Care Center Teacher 1) with the...

Registration Opens for 2021 NCS Summer Camps

Registration
May 11, 2021

NCS is excited to bring you a variety of camp options taking place in person this summer. Registration is now open for 2021 NCS Summer Camps, which run from June through August 2021. Summer camp programs include:

Camp Fairfax, for grades 1-7(rising). Culmore…

WATCH: Gum Springs Community Center’s 2021 Black History Month Celebration

WATCH:
April 29, 2021

On March 10, 2021, Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria held its annual Black History Month Celebration virtually via Zoom. The video is now available to watch in segments on Fairfax County’sYouTubechannel. In each segment, a Fairfax County resident portrays and tells the story of a notable African…

Fairfax County Seeks Public Input Regarding New Community Center in Lee District

Fairfax
April 28, 2021

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is hosting a series of Community Engagement Forums regarding the former Mount Vernon Athletic Club. Fairfax Countypurchased the facility in May 2020with plans to establish a multi-service center to meet the immediate needs of…

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